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by Matt Haberman
April 13th, 2024, 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loos gauge SC17
Replies: 2
Views: 25984

Re: Loos gauge SC17

Hello, The rig on the SC17 is typically pretty loose and never really found a use for the loos type gage on that rig.. Here are the recommendations for a starting point: Mast should have 5 degrees of rake relative to the deck of the hull. YOu can use angle finder from the local home improvement stor...
by Matt Haberman
March 1st, 2024, 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: It's almost embarrassing to ask this question...
Replies: 6
Views: 34239

Re: It's almost embarrassing to ask this question...

First off I would be very careful removing or disconnecting the tiller crossbar. Years ago I rolled the 22 over and after we got it back up my crew undid one end of the tiller crossbar to get back on. This resulted in the two rudders acting independently, causing the boat head down wind at an extrem...
by Matt Haberman
December 25th, 2023, 9:58 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Rig heights
Replies: 7
Views: 18749

Re: Rig heights

Mike,
The SC-18 used the same mast rig was the SC19XL. Don't recall the for measurements of the top of my head, I'll have to check.
by Matt Haberman
December 24th, 2023, 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Rig heights
Replies: 7
Views: 18749

Re: Rig heights

JupCat,
Tornado mast is only like 29' or 30' long at the most so I don't think that is from a Tornado either.
I saw your pictures on Beachcats and I do not recognize that mast step/base. Definitely not from a SC, Tornado, Nacra, Prindle, or Hobie.. don't think it is from G-Cat either...
by Matt Haberman
December 21st, 2023, 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Rig heights
Replies: 7
Views: 18749

Re: Rig heights

Hi JupCat, It was not a Tornado rig, the 38'6" Rig is from either the SC-20 Tall-Rig or the ARC-22. You stated it was a single spreader, I am assuming there are outer and inner diamond wires on those spreaders? Assuming this is the case, then it was an ARC-22 mast. However there were also a han...
by Matt Haberman
October 15th, 2023, 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Rudder Serial Numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 21245

Re: Rudder Serial Numbers

Posey Sailmakers (Blank White logo on Sail 812) was the original sailmaker for Bill Roberts and Boston Whaler. We continued to use Posey as our primary vendor until Dave's retirement in the late 1990's, or maybe even early 2000's. I suspect the Pattison sail was from when Erickson Yachts built the b...
by Matt Haberman
October 14th, 2023, 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Rudder Serial Numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 21245

Re: Rudder Serial Numbers

The Boston Whaler sticker and the rudder castings and gudgeons on your boat indicate it was built by Boston Whaler, probably in 1982 or there about. The visible seam line on the hulls was something that was done all the way up into the early 1990's, so you are probably right that someone sanded it o...
by Matt Haberman
October 13th, 2023, 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Rudder Serial Numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 21245

Re: Rudder Serial Numbers

It's quite possible that your rudders were replaced....

Photos of transom, rudder castings, hulls, mast base, etc. Anything you have might be useful.
by Matt Haberman
October 10th, 2023, 7:58 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Rudder Serial Numbers
Replies: 9
Views: 21245

Re: Rudder Serial Numbers

That rudder is a 2004 vintage, fiberglass laminate. Share some pictures of the boat and I can probably give you an idea of what year the boat is as well.
by Matt Haberman
May 25th, 2023, 6:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sc20 Telescoping trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 18300

Re: Sc20 Telescoping trailer

I'm familiar with the Trailex version which I believe is probably based on the the one you have.

What specific questions do you have?
by Matt Haberman
May 14th, 2023, 8:57 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Eric Roberts sets new course record for MUG Race
Replies: 0
Views: 62576

Eric Roberts sets new course record for MUG Race

On Saturday, May 6th, 2023 the 69th annual MUG Race forecast was for light and variable wind conditions, but like most weather forecasts it was wholly wrong. Shortly after the start, the wind picked up leaving the river completely covered in whitecaps. The conditions were ideal for setting a course ...
by Matt Haberman
April 24th, 2023, 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HIN Location
Replies: 3
Views: 16525

Re: HIN Location

The HIN may have also been attached to a metal plate that was screwed or riveted to the hull. If there are numbers molded into the hull, don't confuse the hull/mold number with the HIN. The HIN will always start with 3-letters representing the manufacturer.
by Matt Haberman
November 19th, 2022, 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Racing SC15 weight
Replies: 2
Views: 16460

Re: Racing SC15 weight

The SC15 was originally marketed in two configurations - UniRig (Mainsail only) and Sloop (Mainsail & Jib). Depending on your weight and experience you might want to sail it as a UniRig if you're going out by yourself. Without the self-tacking Jib you might have difficulty trimming both sails, e...
by Matt Haberman
August 1st, 2022, 5:31 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: SC 17 Asymmetric Weather / Lee Helm
Replies: 8
Views: 26141

Re: SC 17 Asymmetric Weather / Lee Helm

I suspect the issue in both cases is symmetry of the rudder profile... I suspect both rudders are either asymmetrical in the same direction OR one rudder is symmetrical and the other is asymmetrical. This would result in Lee helm on one tack and weather helm on the opposite tack. This would also hol...
by Matt Haberman
July 30th, 2022, 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: SC 17 Asymmetric Weather / Lee Helm
Replies: 8
Views: 26141

Re: SC 17 Asymmetric Weather / Lee Helm

The rudders are identical, no difference between the port and starboard side. The original super cat rudder had three notches, up, down, and a mid position for going out through the surf. I don't recall when the change was made to remove the mid position, but I'm going to say it was probably before ...